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For Immediate Release: January 7, 2022
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Macaulay Porter, Macaulay.Porter@governor.virginia.gov

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of Transportation Secretary

Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin today announced W. Sheppard “Shep” Miller III as the next Secretary of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“Shep will be an invaluable leader as Secretary of Transportation as we fulfill our promises to all Virginians to invest in roads, highways, and transportation infrastructure in every corner of the Commonwealth, so we can jumpstart job growth and keep Virginians moving,” said Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin.

Sheppard “Shep” Miller III, Secretary of Transportation

Sheppard “Shep” Miller III is a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk. He received a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.

In 2017, he retired as Chairman upon his sale of KITCO Fiber Optics, a defense-contracting firm, twice named as one of Virginia’s “Fantastic 50” fastest growing companies.

He is a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, the Virginia House Ethics Advisory Council and the Board of Virginia Free. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College, Washington College, and the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Norfolk Board of TowneBank and is an Executive Board member of both the Greater Norfolk Corporation and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

His past community activities include service as Chairman or President of the Norfolk Economic Development Authority, the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Hampton Roads, the Peninsula United Way Campaign, Hampton Roads Ventures, and the Norfolk Rotary Club.

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